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                            Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                      Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                )  File No. EB 00-IH-0241
                                )  TRS Company Code: 811135
Advanced Telecom. Network, Inc. )  NAL/Acct.             No. 
200132080020
                                 

                      FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: April 19, 2001              Released:  April 20, 
2001

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.  In this Forfeiture Order, we find that Advanced 
Telecom. Network, Inc. (``Advanced'') has violated 47 U.S.C. 
 254(d) and 47 C.F.R.  54.706 by willfully and repeatedly 
failing to make required contributions to universal service 
support programs.  We conclude that Advanced is liable for a 
forfeiture in the amount of forty-six thousand seven hundred 
dollars ($46,700), the amount proposed in the Notice of 
Apparent Liability (``NAL'') in this matter.1  

     2.  On March 2, 2001, the Commission, by the Chief, 
Enforcement Bureau, acting pursuant to delegated authority, 
issued the NAL to Advanced.  We issued the NAL because it 
appeared that Advanced had been chronically tardy in 
submitting its required universal service contributions and 
owed more than $266,000 to universal service funds.  
Pursuant to paragraph 15 of the NAL, we sent the NAL by 
certified mail to Advanced.  Although the return receipt 
reflects that Advanced received the NAL on March 5, 2001, we 
have not received a response or payment.  Having received 
nothing that would undermine the factual findings described 
in the NAL, we conclude that the violations as described 
occurred and that the proposed forfeiture should issue. 

     3.  Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED THAT, pursuant to 47 
U.S.C.  503(b) and 47 C.F.R.  1.80(f)(4), Advanced 
Telecom. Network, Inc. is LIABLE FOR A FORFEITURE in the 
amount of forty-six thousand seven hundred dollars ($46,700) 
for willfully and repeatedly violating 47 U.S.C.  254(d) 
and 47 C.F.R.  54.706. 
     
     4.  Payment of the forfeiture shall be made in the 
manner provided for in 47 C.F.R.  1.80 within thirty days 
of the release of this Forfeiture Order.  If the forfeiture 
is not paid within the period specified, the case may be 
referred to the Department of Justice for collection 
pursuant to 47 U.S.C.  504(a).  Advanced Telecom. Network, 
Inc. may pay the forfeiture by mailing a check or money 
order, payable to the order of the Federal Communications 
Commission, to the Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance 
Branch, Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, 
Chicago, Illinois 60673-7482.  The payment should note the 
NAL/Acct. No. referenced above.  A request for payment of 
the full amount of this Forfeiture Order under an 
installment plan should be sent to: Chief, Revenue and 
Receivables Operations Group, 445 12th Street, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.2  

     5.  IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT a copy of this 
Forfeiture Order shall be sent by Certified Mail Return 
Receipt Requested to Advanced Telecom. Network, Inc., 4 
Executive Campus, Suite 200, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002, 
attention: Phillip Krieger.
               

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                    
     
                    

                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau 
_________________________

1  Advanced Telecom. Network, Inc., Notice of Apparent 
Liability, DA 01-542 (Enforcement Bureau March 2, 2001).  

2 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.